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WD97: AutoClose Macro Prompts to Save When Document Is Closed

Article ID: 170352

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q170352


In Microsoft Word, the AutoClose macro runs when you close a document. If your document has been changed since it was last saved, Word will prompt you to save the changes after the AutoClose macro has run.

This article describes how to modify the AutoClose macro to save changes without prompting.


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Use the following sample Visual Basic for Applications macro routine to save the edited document without prompting. If the document has never been saved, Word will prompt you for a file name and location for the document.

   Public Sub AutoClose()
      ' If the document you are closing requires saving due
      ' to changes...
      If ActiveDocument.Saved = False Then
         ' Save the document without prompting.
      End If
    End Sub

For more information about saving documents, from the Visual Basic for Applications Editor, click the Office Assistant, type save document, click Search, and then click to view the "Save Method" topic.

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If Word Help is not installed on your computer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

120802 Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component


For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications

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